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The Alston Wilkes Society is governed by a Board of Directors of 18 members from across the Carolinas. Board members are elected for a three-year term and can be re-elected for one additional three year term after which they must rotate off of the board for at least one year before serving again, unless they are serving an unexpired term, in which case they can still serve two full three year terms.

Our Board Officers

Rev. Stephen Taylor

Board President

Senior Pastor, Union United Methodist Church

Ken Makins

Board Treasurer

Auditor, Selective Insurance Co.

Clay Catoe

Board Secretary

Director of Lancaster County EMS

Jay Dowd, PhD

Board Vice President

CEO, The Citadel Foundation

Our Board Members

Vicky L. Edwards

Board Member

Placement Director, Faces Inc.

Steve MacDougall

Board Member

Mayor, Town of Lexington

Robin Dease

Board Member

Sr. Pastor, St. Andrew By The Sea UMC

Will Batson

Board Member

Chief Development Officer, Diversified Development Inc.

Dr. Julia Boyd

Board Member

Retired, District 2 Education Administrator

Dickie Brunson

Board Member

Retired, Chief US Probation Officer

Andrew Cole, Esq.

Board Member

Collins and Lacy, P.C.

Chris Cowan

Board Member

Chief of Police, Cayce Police Department

Jeffrey Jones

Board Member

Deputy Adjutant General of SC

Faith Line

Board Member

Retired, Director of Anderson County Public Library System

Mitch Lucas

Board Member

Retired, Assistant Sheriff, Charleston County

Gary Maynard

Board Member

Retired, Commissioner of SC Department of Corrections

Amber Morgan

Board Member

Department Chair, Greenville Technical College

Rev. Scott Smoak

Board Member

Senior Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church

Past Board Presidents

Bob Jeter*

Rev. Claude McIntosh*

Rhett Jackson

Paul Bendt

Dr. Harris Parker*

Betty McKellar*

Ellis MacDougall*

J.W. Witherspoon*

Allan Shurr*

Dr. Joanne Fraser

Rallie Seigler

Rev. Dr. David Donges

Mark Taylor, Esq.

Claude Huguley*

John Bourne

Maurice Halloway

Nancy Godbold

Dr. Sylvia Clark

Robert Barber

Bill McDonald

The Honorable Mary Clark

Rev. Dr. Fred Andrea

Rev. Dr. James Adams

W.H. Nicholson, III, Esq.


Rev. Eli Alston Wilkes*

First Executive Director

Parker Evatt

* Indicates this person is now deceased